Organizers of a national writing competition aim to encourage service members to share their experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan through prose and poetry. Click here for details on the project.
At Walter Reed, Oscar Olguin and his family were visited by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. But Olguin says that when he left the hospital, he had to fend for himself.
Courtesy of Oscar Olguin
The Department of Veterans Affairs has sought to improve the care its hospitals offer to female veterans. In this file photo, a woman sits in a waiting room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W. Va.
"I had to learn to deal with it on my own," Victoria Blumenberg, 25, says of the stress of her deployment to Iraq with the Air Force Reserves. Here, she visits a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C., with Pete Kneski.
Gen. John Joseph Pershing's room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the military's flagship hospital. The center is closing its doors after treating hundreds of thousands of America's war wounded, and several presidents.